Prof. Dr. Christine Landfried
Max Weber Chair for German and European Studies at New York University
Christine Landfried is Professor emeritus of Political Science at the University of Hamburg. She studied Political Science, History and International Law at the University of Heidelberg and at Harvard University. She has taught at Sciences Po in Paris, the University of California at Berkeley, the European University Institute in Florence and at Yale Law School. She was president of the German Political Science Association from 1997-2000. Since 2010 she has been a Member and since 2013 Vice-Chair of the Scientific Council of the Social Science Research Center in Berlin (WZB).
Her research and teaching interests are the political system of Germany, European integration, the political impact of national and international Constitutional Courts, the financing of politics and the potential of difference for democratic governance. She has written extensively on judicial politics in Germany. Christine Landfried is also a frequent commentator on German and European politics for German media.
Her publications include: (ed.), Constitutional Review and Legislation. An International Comparison, 1988; Parteienfinanzierung und politische Macht, 2nd ed. 1994; Das Entstehen einer europäischen Öffentlichkeit(The emergence of a European Public Sphere), in: Claudio Franzius, Ulrich K. Preuß (eds.), Europäische Öffentlichkeit, 2004; Das Politische Europa (The political dimension of Europe), 2nd ed. 2005; The Selection Process of Constitutional Court Judges in Germany, in: Kate Malleson, Peter H.Russell (eds.), Appointing Judges in an Age of Judicial Power, 2006; The Concept of Difference. In: Kolja Raube, Annika Sattler (eds.), Difference and Democracy. Exploring Potentials in Europe and Beyond, 2011; Never-Ending Crisis? Germany and the Future of Europe, in: Christiane Lemke (ed.), Europe: Powerhouse at the Crossroads, 2013; and Wir wollen mehr Hannah Arendt wagen. Fünf Vorschläge, wie es gelingen könnte, im Geiste der ‘Vita Activa’ die europäische Demokratie zu stärken (Five Proposals how to enhance European democracy in the spirit of Hannah Arendt’s ‘Vita Activa’), in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, February 4, 2014.
Home University: Universität Hamburg, Department of Political Science
Host University: New York University
Host Institute: Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
Contact: New York University
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Prof. Dr. Can M. Aybek
Hannah Arendt Visiting Chair for German and European Studies at the University of Toronto
Can Aybek is faculty member with Department of Empirical Social Research at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany (UAS Bremen). He received his PhD in Sociology from the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences in 2009.
Before assuming his professorship at UAS Bremen, Prof. Aybek had positions at the University of Luxembourg, Germany’s Federal Institute for Population Research and James Madison University, Florence.
His research interests include
Selected Recent Publications: Erwachsen werden in der Einwanderungsgeselleschaft. Der Auszug aus dem Elternhaus bei jungen Erwachsenen türkischer und deutscher Herkunft, Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2012; Migrantenjugendliche zwischen Schule und Beruf. Individuelle Übergänge und kommunale Strukturen der Ausbildungsförderung, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2013; (ed. with Johannes Huinink & Raya Muttarak) Spatial Mobility, Migration, and Living Arrangements, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2015. (together with Michael Windzio) “Marriage, Norm-Orientations and Leaving Parental Home: Turkish Immigrant and Native Families in Germany.” Comparative Population Studies 40, no. 2 *(2015); “Time Matters: Temporal Aspects of Transnational Intimate Relationships and Marriage Migration Processes from Turkey to Germany.” Journal of Family Issues 36 no. 11 (2015).
Home University: University of Applied Sciences Bremen
Host University: University of Toronto
Host Institute: Munk School of Global Affairs, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES)
Contact: University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 219N
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Toronto, ON M5S 3K7